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August Newsletter

August Newsletter A lot happened “behind the scenes” at Outside Edge last month! Throughout July the Phil Fox Award readers were assessing all the scripts we received for our inaugural script competition. Our Facilitators and Peer Volunteers had training and started delivering our redesigned Online Drama Taster Sessions for treatment facilities and our

We’re Hiring!

Outreach & Administration Assistant (part-time) Location: 61 Philpot Street, London,  E1 2JH. Reports to: Administration & Project Manager  Salary Range: £22,360  (pro rata) Working hours: Part-time freelance position. 3 days per week working remotely with the possibility of returning to working in OETC’s offices. Contract: Fixed term - 1 year Company Aim: Outside Edge Theatre Company is

July Newsletter

July Newsletter Although lockdown has brought its challenges, it's also brought opportunity to Outside Edge. We launched the Women’s Drama Group, watched 13 online theatre productions followed by Q&As with members of the cast and creative team and we created more chances for participants to connect with each other at their weekly

June Newsletter

June Newsletter Although the summer doesn’t quite look how we expected, at OETC we are determined to keep our activities exciting and engaging even whilst you are at home. May was a great month packed with activities, from online social groups to skills-based workshops. We have been as busy as ever and June shows no sign of slowing down!

Creativity and Wellbeing Week & Mental Health Awareness Week

This year Creativity and Wellbeing Week and Mental Health Awareness Week occurred simultaneously May 18-22. Everything we do at Outside Edge celebrates the shared goals of these two campaigns, so we thought it might be good to capture how we used creativity to improve people's wellbeing and mental health over the

Thrill of the Kill

by Carmen (Write Now playwright) Oh squiggle and squirm, throttle and thrill and now it’s time for amagnificent kill. With eyes of gold and locks of champagne, I am going to chop off thatridiculous mane. Wriggle, fandango, squinkle, carack, never mind me when I give you a whack. Bruised and bloodied, torn and trapped,

Totally Addicted To You

This collection of writing explores themes inspired by the title 'Totally Addicted To You'. Scripts written by the playwrights of Write Now and curated by Sonya Hale and Gemma Rogers.   Something Contemporaneous By Ian Sturrock Today felt like the end of the world, at least I wish that it was. I’m in the

Pause of Activities at Outside Edge

Dear Friends of OETC, Following the most recent guidelines issued by the government, we have made the difficult decision to suspend all of our weekly drama groups (Women’s Drama Group, Drop-In Drama and Write Now) and Drama Taster Sessions with immediate effect until further notice. We feel at this time, and in line with government

Phil Fox Award Prize and Eligibility Criteria Announced

Outside Edge Theatre Company announces prize and eligibility criteria for the 2020 Phil Fox Award for Playwriting.  KEY POINTS   The winning script will receive a £6,000 commission and mentorship by Enda Walsh. Original scripts about issues related to addiction will be accepted from March 16th to June 16th. Playwrights with all

Monologue by Christal McKay 

Friday 8:30am   I woke up today as I do every morning The day is grey and dark, I can hear the rain falling outside in the street Whist tapping softly on the windows In my bedroom. The room is a little cold this morning, I know because my foot is sticking out Of the warm quilt. Today feels different

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